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Registration open for PENN*LAX boys’, girls tryouts at Maple Zone Sports Institute starting Monday; coaching staff announced

Sunday, 2nd October 2022

Categories Box lacrosse, Boy's/Men's, Events, Girl's/Women's, Tryouts, Posted 10/2/22

Penn*Lax All-Stars, one of the nation’s leading box programs, is hosting tryouts for Pennsylvania’s most talented youth and High School players in early October for both boys and girls at MapleZone Sports Institute (now Ascent) in Garnet Valley.. 

Penn*Lax is a winter-only box all-star team training with supremely credentialed coaches, while competing against some of the best box teams in the country. The Penn*Lax coaching staff includes multiple former and current National Lacrosse League (NLL) players and coaches. A host of division one players have come through the P*L program and the training provided enables a distinct advantage in the outdoor game

You can learn more about the Penn*Lax staff by visiting their website:

Tryout Registration can be found HERE. 

The Penn*Lax mission as stated by co-founder Steven Holmes:

“Penn*Lax was built on two major foundations,” said Holmes. “First, using the box game as a strategic training tool to build a complete lacrosse player with the best talent in PA. Second, is delivering that training with the most knowledgeable coaches possible.

“We are extremely lucky to have so many box experts in the Philadelphia area and most have been on our staff for years. The evolution in the box game has been so exciting in the US and our tournaments are some of the most exciting and competitive lacrosse you will find in the club scene in any season throughout the year. All of the country’s top players are competing in the box now, and our hard work has produced some excellent results for our program.” 

PENN*LAX TRYOUTS 2022 – 2023

Pennsylvania’s Premier Box Lacrosse Program.

October 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th


Boys: 2031, 2030, 2029, 2028, 2027, JV (2025/2026), Varsity (2024/2023)

Girls: 5/6, Girls 7/8 and Girls H.S.


2031: Steven Holmes, Paul Zelenak

2030: Adam Mueller, Anthony Joaquim

2029: Desi Gonzalez, Mark Petrone

2028: Ryan Traynor, Todd MacFarlane

2027: Todd MacFarlane, Steven Holmes, Mark Petrone

2026: Chris Collins, Tom Slate, Kevin Finneran

2025: Chris Collins, Desi Gonzalez

2024: Ryan Traynor, Todd MacFarlane

2023: Adam Mueller, Tom Slate, John Kuhn


5/6th: Heather Bergey, Chris Collins

7/8th: John Kuhn

HS: Tom Slate

General Assistants: Jeff Ratcliffe, Matt Bailer, Jeff Spano

Tryout Location: Maple Zone Sports Institute (Now Ascent),  4881 Chichester Ave, Aston, PA 19014

2031, 2030, 2029: Monday October 3rd, 5:30-7PM
2024, 2023: Tuesday October 4th, 7:30-9PM
2025, 2026: Wednesday October 5th, 7-8:30PM
2027, 2028: Thursday October 6th, 7-8:30PM


Girls 5/6, Girls 7/8, Girls H.S: Tuesday October 4th, 6-7:30 PM

Click here to register

Fees: $50.00


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